Essay on Blank: Blood and Prostate Cells

Submitted By Jeremyc98
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Prostate Cancer
How Prostate Cancer can be diagnosed:
Prostate cancer can be diagnosed during an observation with a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test and or a digital rectal exam (DRE). The actual diagnosis can only be made with a prostate biopsy. Early prostate cancer usually does not cause/ have any symptoms. Later prostate cancers have many symptoms.
Some of these symptoms can be:
1. Change in bladder habits
a. need to urinate often (frequency), especially at night
b. Intense need to urinate (urgency)
c. difficulty in starting or stopping the urine flow
d. inability to urinate
e. weak or decreased urine stream
f. interrupted urine stream
g. a sense of incompletely emptying the bladder
h. burning or pain during urination
i. blood in the urine or semen
j. painful ejaculation
Late signs and symptoms

Late signs and symptoms occur as the cancer grows larger or spreads to other parts of the body, including other organs. bone pain (especially in the back, hips, thighs or neck) weight loss fatigue low red blood cell count (anemia) weakness or numbness in the legs or feet loss of bladder or bowel control

Prostate cancer is a disease where some prostate cells have lost control in normal growth and division. The no longer have functioned as healthy cells. A cancerous prostate cell has the following features:
Uncontrolled growth
Abnormal structure
The ability to move to other parts of the body

Point 3
Prostate cancer can spread to adjacent organs, such as your bladder, or travel through your bloodstream to your bones or other organs. Once prostate cancer spreads to the bones, it can cause a lot of pain. The strength of the cancer is strong enough to break you bones.
Once prostate cancer has spread to other areas of the body, it may still respond to treatment and may be controlled, but it can no longer be cured.
If the bones break, this may lead to the veins and arteries splitting. This meaning the parts of your body will not get enough oxygen/ blood. When parts of your body don’t receive blood or